Change a section break

  • Click or tap in the section break you want to change.

  • Go to Layout and select the Page Setup launcher button Button image .

  • Select the Layout tab.

  • Select a new section type from the Section Start drop down list.

    Page setup dialog Layout tab with Section start dropdown selected

  • Select OK.

Change the kind of section break

  1. Click in the section that you want to change.

  2. On the Format menu, select Document, and then select the Layout tab.

  3. In the Section start list, choose the kind of section break that you want.

You can’t change section breaks in Word for the web.

Open in Word for the desktop and change section breaks there.

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